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Apply for MFA Symphonic Orchestra Performance

This information concerns applications to the Master's programme of Fine Arts in Music with specialization in Symphonic Orchestra Performance.

Admission tests

(The following applied to applicants starting their studies autumn 2020)

Orchestra instruments

Roll call will be carried out at the Academy of Music and Drama according to information in the notice to attend. Each applicant will be allotted 15 minutes audition time (the opportunity of a run-through with a pianist is available 10 minutes before the audition). The jury will make a brief intervju with you.

Piano

Roll call will be carried out at the Academy of Music and Drama according to information in the notice to attend.

  • Ten minute solo performance with pieces from two distinct eras.
  • Required opera score (to be submitted approx. 3 weeks in advance).
  • Required orchestra score (to be submitted approx. 3 weeks in advance).
  • Performance task: you will have 15–30 minutes to prepare for a lied to perform together with one of the Academy's opera students.
  • At sight test.
  • The jury will make a brief intervju with you.

Vidoerecording

NB! Does Not Apply to Pianists

If you are unable to show up at the Academy of Music and Drama for an audition, you can provide us with a video recording instead. We will ask you via mail whether want to submit a video recording or attend the auditions in Gothenburg after the last date for application. If you choose to apply through a recording, you will receive an e-mail with the compulsory orchestra excerpts at the same time as the other applicants.

Requirements when recording a video:

  • The recording has to be of high sound quality.
  • The applicant must be in focus with face, arms and instrument clearly showing
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  • Compulsory concert must have piano included in the recording. The recording must be one take with no editing.

  • Compulsory excerpts have to be played in numerical order. The recording must be one take with no editing.



Eligibility and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree of arts in music or equivalent, and musical knowledge and skills that are assessed at the admission test and are the basis for selection.

Selection

Selection of eligible applicants is based upon entrance tests.

Tuition fees

Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. 

More information about tuition fees